Tuesday, July 5, 2022

ROBERTA LINN with The Mellomen ... Ekko records

Roberta Linn (born April 30, 1931, in Gravity, Iowa) was an American singer and entertainer. She is most associated with the Rat Pack and the Las Vegas Strip, where she was a regular performer with Freddie Bell and the Bellboys in the 1950s and 1960s.

She is featured in Jeff Kreiter's doo wop recordings guide with...

ROBERTA LINN with the Mellomen (those in the below photo).

-Hard Hearted Heart / It's Just A Wedding Ring (No group). Ekko records-1955.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

JOHNNY CYMBAL ... Kapp records

Johnny Cymbal (born John Hendry Blair; February 3, 1945 – March 16, 1993) was a Scottish-born American songwriter, singer and record producer known in the world of Rock & Roll and Doo Wop sound for his song "Mr. Bass Man". 

But he is only present in doo wop music guides with...

-Marshmallow / Hurdy Gurdy Man. Kapp Records-1963.


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Saturday, July 2, 2022

GEORGIE MANIS ... Eclaire records


From the doo wop guides...

GEORGIE MANIS. 

Georgie was of Greek origin whose real surname is Karatza, but for his musical career he used Manis or Kamanis.

Listed in the Kreiter's guide as ...George.

-Teen Angel / Hep 2, 3, 4. Eclaire records-1959.

A side is a doo wop oriented ballad with The Allecians as backup group, B side is Rockabilly without group.

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THE SPINNERS ... Warner Brothers records

Johnny Carroll and The Spinners Klamath Falls Concert Poster (1959).

See my old post about the Spinners group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2011/01/spinnerslittle-otis.html

Friday, July 1, 2022

DION & THE BELMONTS ...Live performance

From a set of 6 photos I have put the three best photos of Dion & The Belmonts in full performance, the curious thing about these photos is that they are not "Official" but were taken by a spectator attending said concert.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

GIRL GROUP CARD ... The Delicates

This is a rare paperboard advertising card for The Delicates girl group. This card advertises their "Black and White Thunderbird" release in 1959.

Check out my old post about this girl group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2008/09/white-girl-group.html

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

JIMMY VELVIT and JIMMY VELVET

There are two separate rock and roll singers from the 1960s with the name Jimmy Velvet (Velvit) There has been confusion among record collectors for decades.

In Jeff Kreiter's vocal group guide there is a recording with the name of...

JIMMY VELVET.

-Wisdom of a Fool / I Want to Be Loved. Startime records-1961.

As you can see on the 45 rpm the correct name of this recording is by JIMMY VELVIT.



 I have uploaded two photos of a singer named Jimmy Velvet on ABC records, but the truth is I do not know if it is the same one that recorded for Startime records or is the other singer with the same name, if anyone knows, please indicate it in the comments of this publication.

Monday, June 27, 2022

PHOTOS ... Cuca records

Today you can see in this blog two photos (difficult to find) of two artists from the record label Cuca records, the two singers related to doo wop music.

Dave Kennedy and Chuck Sargent.



See my old post about them and their groups here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-ambassadors-cuca-records.html

Sunday, June 26, 2022

DONNIE BOY aka DONNIE BOYD

DONNIE BOY.

-"With All My Love / Lindlo Step"

Star Angel 1020 Label

VERY RARE original Blue WAX first pressing from 1959 .

A side have a white doo wop sound but the flip side is a hot rocking garage band guitar instrumental.

The Kreiter's guide value this recording with $200.

Reedited on Dart records under the name of DONNIE BOYD

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Friday, June 24, 2022

APOLLO THEATER ... The MelloKings


Here you can see the promotional photo of the concert that took place the week of October 4, 1957 at the Apollo theater, which featured the white group The Mellokings.


This is a very rare photo to see and it is also very rare that the white group was featured in the center of the cover of said photo.

Click on the photos to see them in a larger size.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

DOO WOP CARD ... The Capris

Rare fan club card of the white group The Capris on Old Town records.

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Look how the name of the group is written on this card as... The Capri's.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ARTICLE ...Dion & The Belmonts

"One night you are a stranger and the next morning a whole nation knows you" thus begins this article about Dion & The Belmonts from November 1958. Click on it to read it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

DOO WOP CARD ... The Classic IV

Advertising photo in card format of the group The Classic IV.

See my old post about this group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2008/10/the-classic-iv-aka-classic-four.html

SHEET MUSIC ... Frankie Valley

Rare sheet music from 1954 on Mercury records of the Song "Somebody Else Took Her Home" by Frankie Valley (after of the Four Seasons group fame).

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In Jeff Kreiter's guide this recording is listed as by ... Frankie Valley & The Travelers.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

THE GREEN MEN ... Doo Wop Acetate

Little information is available about this group, it is known that with the help of Ben Vanella (perhaps their manager) they recorded many songs at Master Sound Studios, a recording studio in Philadelphia. As for his name, it is believed that it comes from the fact that the group dyed their hair green.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

THE KA-RILLIONS...A mysterious recording

This 45 rpm on the well-known white group label, Laurie records has always been a mystery (I don't know if anyone has already solved it) that even Ed Engel on the Ace CD "Laurie Vocal Groups - The Sixties Sound" asked for help to see if anyone knew anything about this recording.

I have seen that it was said that this group was actually the Jarmels, that these songs were not published when the group recorded for Laurie between 1961 and 1963 and that they were later used in 1964 under another group name.

I have also seen that this 45 rpm was never actually released for the most part because the British invasion frustrated its release and that there are only a few copies with the "Advance Release" label.

If anyone has information about this 45 rpm, cite it in the comments or write me an Email.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

JAY RICHARDS ... Hollywood records

James T. Richard from Carencro, Louisiana is present in the doo wop guides with...

JAY RICHARDS

His birthname was "Richard," and the "s" was added to anglicize his last name at the start of his recording career.

-"Echoes On My Mind / Little Shirel". Hollywood records-1959.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

THE FAIRLANES ... 45 rpm ... ACETATE

I haven't been able to find any information about this group called The Fairlanes, it was probably a white group from the Philadelphia area.

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So You Want To Form A Vocal Group!

Article appeared in a magazine from the end of the 50's in which they make known to young people the requirements to join a vocal group.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

THE VANGUARDS ...Ruth records.

White trio from Michigan in Detroit formed by Barry Kinder, Joe Gallo and Bob Nadorozny, this group sang in clubs and hotels until in 1959 they brought to the attention of Ollie Anderson a local record producer and record label owner (he discovered Del Shannon).

Ollie recorded the group on his label Ruth records (named after his wife, Ruth Toomes) with the songs "Last Night / Only Your Love".

Look at a rare publicity flyer of this group...



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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

LITTLE SANDY "C" ... J-C Enterprises records

Little Sandy "C" is from Connecticut and in 1963 recorded for J-C Enterprises records the sides "My Prayer / Devotion.

This recording is present in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal group Doo Wop guide.

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In 1967 Little Sandy was the lead singer of The Realms who recorded for Melody records.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

PICTURE SLEEVE ... Sal (Butch) Palmer


45 rpm picture sleeve of Sal (Butch) Palmer from 1962 for Vassar Record with the sides "Baby Come Back To Me / I Put Her on a Pedestal". present in the Kreiter doo wop group guide with a value of $ 25 but the book not mentioned this sleeve.

Sal have in this sides a poor doo wop sound.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

FREDDIE MEADE & THE CALENDERS ... 20th Fox records

FREDDIE MEADE & THE CALENDERS.

-Just Give Her My Love / Mepri Stomp. 20th Fox records-1961.

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

ULTRA RARE doo wop group PHOTO

You are seeing (perhaps for the first time) the original photo published by Laurie records in 1961 of the group Dino & The Diplomats with the original five members.

There is a photo of this group, very common on CD's and web pages but only with four members. 

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I think I can safely say that you are looking at a super rarity of doo wop music.